Generally speaking, teams can bring up to 30 players to the facility for a pre-draft visit. This has created another news tributary in the NFL waterways, with reports of which guy visits which team.
It’s often assumed that there’s a straight-line link between numbers of top-30 visits and league-wide interest. But that isn’t always the case.
In some cases, the fact that a player went on a bunch of top-30 visits means that the teams have real questions about the players that necessitate a close and careful opportunity to interact with him in a way far more meaningful than the limited snippets at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine.
And if a player had a lot of top-30 visits and then slides, it’s fair to wonder whether the team didn’t like what they heard during those visits.